Anela is my 13 year old daughter. Since I have been knitting all these baby sweaters she has become interested in me knitting her a cardigan. Ive never knit a sweater larger than an 18month old size…but I told her I would start looking at patterns. Well, tonight – while waiting for the Super Bowl commercials, (and ignoring the actual game) – we found the Sweetheart Cardigan on Webs, and she fell in love with the pleats on the sleeves and the back of the neck. Its a similar construction to the baby sweaters Ive been knitting, so Im fairly confident Ill be able to figure out the pattern.
So then it was on to finding the yarn. She wanted pink, a light but bright pink. I wanted a soft, squishy yarn with enough variation in color that I won’t get bored knitting it. Its knit in a DK weight yarn…oh how I LOVE DK weight yarn. We found the PERFECT yarn on Webs. I mean, it couldn’t be any more amazing. Its the Valley Superwash DK 40th Anniversary Hand Dyed by Madelintosh!! Ive knit with Valley Yarns before and enjoyed it, and then to have it dyed by Madelinetosh!! Plus, Webs gives discounts when you order multiple skeins of yarn, so the price was within our budget. Anela chose the color “Fragrant” and it looks like this: